December 4th, 2013
by Tanya Cole
Witness for Peace Southwest
and U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities
Photos- Julio Deras
U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities and Witness for Peace Southwest were two of many organizations which organized delegations to observe the elections in Honduras this past Nov 24 as part of 166 international observer delegation organized by the Honduras Solidarity Network. The elections were wrought with pre-election violence, fraud, intimidation, protests, assassinations and US attempts to legitimize a stolen election. The Honduras electoral tribunal declared the right wing national party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez the official winner while three political parties claim fraud and demand a recount. The night of the election just hours after the closing of polling stations, US Ambassador Lisa Kubiske called the election “transparent” and called on the Honduran people to peacefully respect the results.Read more...